According to the Lord himself, “asking” is the center point of prayer. He wants us to bring our fruit-bearing requests to him boldly and with expectation for the blessing of his answer.
He wants to hear our Fearless Prayer!
“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” — John 15:7
You've likely scratched your head over this verse, wondering how literally to take it. Could Jesus have been serious about His over-the-top declaration? Can you really ask for anything?
If you think these words can't possibly mean what they say, Craig Hazen wants to reveal the astonishing reality of this promise. You'll learn why Christians hesitate to embrace this powerful statement and how you can put it to work in your life for the sake of God's kingdom.
Christian author and pastor Theodore L. Cuyler wrote that, “I do not believe there is such a thing in the history of God’s eternal kingdom as a right prayer, offered in the right spirit, that remains forever unanswered.”More >
Theologians have trouble finding words to describe passages like John 15:7 and similar verses such as John 14:12 and Matthew7:7-8. Klaus Issler who has written thoughtfully on these provocative sections of Scripture noticed that, “In response to this promise, evangelical commentators use words such as staggering, breathtaking, startling, astonishing. J.I. Packer remarked that, “In his farewell discourse to the apostles Jesus spoke more than once of making requests to the Father in his name—with astounding promises attached” and, “Amazing! But that is what Jesus says, and all his words are true.” The famous prayer servant George Müller put it this way, “Our difficulty seems to be this: the promise is so ‘exceeding great’ that we cannot conceive God really to mean what he clearly appears to have revealed. The blessing seems too vast for our comprehension; we stagger at the promises.”
The very next verse, John 15:8, is a wonderfully affirming statement from Jesus about the abiding and asking he just encouraged us to do…Read more »
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